Respect the First Inaugural.
Since today’s episode is fairly Abe-centric, I should mention that Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin is a solid block of awesome. I haven’t read it recently, and I seem to have lent my copy out… However, if you read it now, you can say that you were totally into the book before the movie came out.
I’ve always been a fan of William H. Seward since learning about him in elementary school. (In Alaska, everybody learns about “Seward’s Folly” in detail.) So, it is nice to see him get discussed in depth along with Abe. Hmmm. I should cook up a reason to have Seward show up in the comic at some point.
As for the exciting times are coming, that is totally true.